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West Bay Cafe

West Bay Promenade, Sea Road, Westgate-on-Sea CT8 8QA, England
+44 1843 831791
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“egg chips” (4 reviews)
“ice cream” (13 reviews)
“cake” (10 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
West Bay Promenade, Sea Road, Westgate-on-Sea CT8 8QA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to stop for either just a drink or a meal for anyone travelling alone the Viking coastal route. It is open 12 months of the year with friendly staff who always have a nice word to say. While I do not...More

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in this area maybe on a cycle route or walking from Reculver then this is by far the best cafe on route. Nice friendly staff a massive selection of breakfasts, lunches and amazing cake. They know how to make a great cup...More

Thank Colin B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always there when you need it with a big board crammed with favourites for all the family. It's a breakfast, burgers, chips and ice cream and a cuppa place in my eyes although lasagne and salad garnish did catch my eye. Plenty of room inside...More

Thank SimeyWimey
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Visited on many occasions. Great location with good views over the bay. Breakfast is there forte, with several price/size ranges, well cooked, hot & good value. Pleasant, friendly staff. Best cafe in the area.

Reviewed 22 February 2018

Plenty of choice of home made food, reasonably priced, and great views across the bay and up the Thames estuary which will be even better when they add the upper floor extension

Thank rogerbishopis
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

After an unfortunate encounter with rude and unkind staff in another seaside restaurant in Westgate we walked along to West Bay Cafe and had a lovely lunch. The service was quick, food was warm and tasty and the staff were incredibly kind and friendly. Definitely...More

1  Thank Laura L
Reviewed 6 February 2018

A number of thing''s food serviced warm & very over done veg. Pre-booked table, placed us in front of a constant open shut door, also next people traffic to order food. We arrived at 1pm to find there only one choice of meat left (beef)....More

Thank victoriaplumtree1
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great coffee, home made soup, fresh sandwiches and good lasagne and hand made cakes, even gluten free! Never expected such an expansive menu and everything was fresh, well cooked and tasty. Busy place but well staffed and service was adequate. However, the view, a full...More

Thank wenmon17
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Yummy food and warm friendly atmosphere with a fantastic view. Kids books and free WiFi provided. I go there with many different sets of people or alone to do some work. Perfect spot to stop on a walk on the prom or a stop after...More

Thank campull
Reviewed 10 November 2017

While the power was off in Margate, a dog walk found us here for a hot chocolate to warm up. Have to say that all the food coming out of the kitchen look very good and a stray chip was appreciated by the dog.... Hot...More

Thank Lisa_Ade_271016
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Janet A
November 20, 2016|
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Response from soomagoo06 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Janet. I'm not sure. We're going for Christmas to Margate so will ask Alan (The owner of Westgate Cafe) and will let you know his answer. Kind regards Sue
Melanie K
September 4, 2016|
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Response from leebkr | Reviewed this property |
Yes they cater for all parties nice venu
Joyce Brian F
August 8, 2016|
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Response from Eleanor S | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are accepted as I have saw some in the cafe itself while we were eating but sorry I'm not sure on opening times but as they do breakfast I would expect around 9:00am. Hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Bay Promenade, Sea Road, Westgate-on-Sea CT8 8QA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Westgate-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 831791
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